If horses were like Dobes...

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Thanks to this website, I've had very few problems raising Gideon...but my horse is a pain in the ass. A chestnut thoroughbred mare...the absolute most difficult combination you can have. Why...

Just thought I'd share. Thanks for listening.

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Gallop gallop...no brakes huh?

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aren't there any forums for that breed of horse?  I would have thought there was a forum or group for just about everything these days.

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I once had an Appaloosa/Paint cross---talk about HARD HEADED!  But he was SO beautiful.

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@Lori: yeah, there are tons of horse forums and I am on one now. I was just venting here to avoid the "you shoulda known betters" lol. Just started with that crowd...I'm more comfortable here.

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@ Q Tip: we're still trying to establish who's the boss on the ground. She's gonna throw me a mile when I try to get on her :-)

Gideon is much easier to train. And he likes me.

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Wow or whoa!!!! there's an alpha thing with horses? You just do like john wayne and ride him cowboy :)

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Yep...there's definitely an alpha thing with the herd, and my mare is currently the boss of the mares' field. Because of this, she finds it necessary to save face when I'm there and the other horses are watching. She dips her head and pushes me at the hip to knock me off balance, or simply decides to stop moving in the direction I'm trying to take her. So I either push her back or make her walk in circles until she comes with me. We're actually pretty comical to watch. She's good if there are no other horses around - she just has to show out.

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I have a fresian male named Bucky. He lives up to his  name. lol I just push back till he listens. 

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Lusty (short for "Lust for Green" - her track name) is a real pain on the ground while grooming or tacking up - but she's very well behaved with a rider. She's actually a really good horse...she just knows it.

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oooooo I LOVE fresians beautiful horses, but then I like any horse with substantial legs not tiny spindly ones, we used to treat horses at the vet hospital I worked at and boy some of those horses had an attitude and some had the tiniest legs it was like seeing an enlarged view of an italian greyhound scary legs, but give me a horse with sturdy legs please, I don't ride but I love horses, used to ride as a child but that's it. Still I love horses, heck I love all animals.....

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Do you do much lunging with her? I had a thouroughbred mare a few years back and had a very similar problem. I did a lot of natural horsemanship with her, took about a year but she came round....as much as a thouroughbred can anyway! lol I'm more of a standardbred kinda gal :)

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Yes, she's much better behaved after lungeing. Like most TBs, she likes to have a job.

She's very treat-driven and gets really pushy if she smells carrots. I'm trying to ween her off of that, much as we do with the pups, and I don't treat until she does something for me.

I have a friend from work who is a very experienced horsewoman. She gave me a lesson on groundwork last weekend that helped a great deal. 5'4" and half an ounce heavier than a feather and she handled that horse like nobody's business. I was very grateful for her help. She took Lusty for a trial ride and found out she's got dressage training, too. Not that I plan to ride English or dressage, but it's good to know I have a quality horse. She also have a smooth enough gait for trail riding. The seller was pretty dishonest with us, but apparently didn't know what she had - she had only had her for a month herself. We bought her for $500.

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Her's my girl. And my honey

Here's my wife's giant puppy dog

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nice! interesting coat on this last one, the horse, :)) always loved horses but never had any or was around them alot, but still love em thanks for sharing the pics.....

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beautiful horseys! I have always wanted a horse!